African American Artists
Published on Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 9:13am
Jacob Lawrence, one of America's finest African American artists, was a widely acclaimed artist of the 20th century.
His paintings tell stories of enslavement and freedom, of human migration, renaissance and of struggle and triumph. Lawrence was also a teacher and humanitarian who brought the African American experience to life using art in juxtaposition with vivid colors in blacks and browns.
On Monday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m., visit the Parklands-Turner library to enjoy viewing selected paintings from among Lawrence's stunning collections, along with a discussion of his works.